The journey home – 'home' still being the word I instinctively use for the house I grew up in, atop of wild Welsh hillside, even if today it's where I go to escape everyday life – begins with bustle. The battle on the Tube with a case, the dash around Euston juggling handbag-paper-coffee-lunch. It's wise to stock up: the journey to Pen-y-Bont takes over four hours, via Crewe and Shrewsbury. It's very much not the route a crow would fly...
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Thursday 28 June 2012
The body of a man has been found after he was swept away by a flash flood in Shropshire.
Friday 22 June 2012
A Sainsbury's potato buyer who funded a millionaire's lifestyle by taking part in a scam that stole money from the supermarket giant was jailed for four years today.
Thursday 07 June 2012
An art teacher at an independent girls' school who was sacked after becoming pregnant has won her case of unfair dismissal.
Tuesday 05 June 2012
Stargazers will hope the clouds part tomorrow at 5am to allow them to see the planet cross the Sun
Friday 01 June 2012
An earthquake hit the market town of Ludlow today, the British Geological Survey said.
Thursday 17 May 2012
More than 200,000 11-year-olds quit primary school every year unable to swim, according to a report out today.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Tributes poured in yesterday for a teenage girl who was killed in a campsite tragedy, thought to have been caused by a disposable barbecue.
Monday 07 May 2012
A teenage girl has died at a campsite and three other people were taken to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.
Sunday 06 May 2012
A teenage girl has died at a campsite and three other people have been taken to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.
Saturday 28 April 2012
Detectives were continuing today to question a 48-year-old man arrested following a siege in central London.
Thursday 12 April 2012
You write "Teachers do not always know best" (leading article, 6 April); so who knows better? As a retired teacher, whose family has served state education continuously since the late 1800s, and with a brother and sister-in-law both primary heads and a daughter teaching in a secondary school, I believe that my experience enables me to have an opinion.
Tuesday 10 April 2012
A pregnant woman has described how she was left "terrified" by machete-wielding burglars who tied her to a chair after threatening her three-year-old son.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
During the warm-up ahead of Manchester United's victory over Wolves at Molineux earlier this month, Wayne Rooney inadvertently broke the wrist of a nine-year-old boy.
Friday 23 March 2012
Our world is a frantic, intellectually combustible place. Opinions are 10 a penny in the age of Twitter. Mature reflection does not play a major part in public discourse. Knee-jerk reaction?
Thursday 22 March 2012
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has apologised to a nine-year-old football fan after he fired a stray shot into the crowd which broke the youngster's wrist.
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
- 4 Queen's first tweet: Reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' broadcast on BBC News
- 5 #AskNigelFarage: Twitter starts hilarious Q&A for Ukip leader